November 2019 Discipline

These lawyers were the subject of Louisiana Supreme Court disciplinary orders or Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommendations published during the month of November 2019.

Louisiana Supreme Court

  1. Douglas L. Uzee, Jr. The court suspended the respondent for one year and one day, with all but sixty days deferred. The court issued no written reasons for so doing.
  2. Rusty J. Savoie. The court suspended the respondent for one year and one day. The respondent mismanaged his client trust account.
  3. Charles Marvin Bradshaw, II. The court suspended the respondent for one year and one day. The respondent was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
  4. Michael T. Bell. The court disbarred the respondent and ordered him to pay restitution. The respondent settled a case without client authorization, charged interest on money that he loaned to a client, converted client funds, failed to cooperate with the ODC in an investigation, and provided false statements to the ODC. In so doing, the respondent violated Rules 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8(e)(5), 1.8(k), 1.15, 8.1(a), 8.1(c), 8.4(a), 8.4(b), and 8.4(c).
  5. Duncan M. Jones. The court suspended the respondent on an interim basis in response to a “petition for interim suspension for threat of harm” filed by the ODC.
  6. Quiana Marie Hunt. The court suspended the respondent for one year and one day. The respondent mishandled her client trust account and failed to fully cooperate with the ODC in its investigation. In so doing, the respondent violated Rules 1.15(a)(f), 8.1(c), and 8.4(a).
  7. George Randy Trelles. The court suspended the respondent on an interim basis pending further orders of the court.
  8. Audrey Melissa Lamb. The court suspended the respondent for one year and one day. The respondent was involved in a single-car accident in which she was subsequently arrested and charged with DWI, possession of marijuana, and traffic offenses. Her conduct violated Rule 8.4(b).
  9. Sally Harrison Longmire Hingel. The court disbarred the respondent. The respondent failed to perform services for a client, misled a client about the status of her case, solicited and purchased prescription medication from a client, and failed to cooperate with the ODC. In so doing, the respondent violated Rules 1.1(a), 1.1(b), 1.3, 1.4(a)(4), 1.5(f)(5), 8.1(c), 8.4(b), and 8.4(c).
  10. Daniel G. Abel. The court permanently disbarred the respondent. The respondent engaged in serious misconduct, including converting client funds, the unauthorized practice of law, and the making of false statements impugning the character and integrity of judges without a factual or legal basis. In so doing, the respondent violated Rules 1.9(a), 1.15, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3(a)(1), 3.4(c), 4.4(a), 5.5, 8.2(a), and 8.4(c)(d).

Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board

  1. Alphonse M. Thomas, Jr. The board recommended that the court suspend the respondent for one year with all but thirty days deferred. The respondent forged a judge’s signature on a fabricated order and failed to expedite litigation. In so doing, the respondent violated Rules 1.3, 1.4(a), 1.4(b), 3.2, 8.4(a), 8.4(c), and 8.4(d).
  2. Larry English. The board publicly reprimand the respondent, subject to the condition that the respondent submit the fee dispute in issue to fee arbitration with the LSBA’s Fee Dispute Resolution Program. The respondent neglected to provide his client with fee arbitration information and with complete information regarding the client’s demand for a refund. In so doing, the respondent violated Rule 1.5(f)(5).
  3. Ronald David Harvey. The board recommended that the court suspend the respondent for one year and one day. The respondent failed to communicate with a client, failed to correct a misapprehension, and failed to respond to a lawful demand for information from a bar admissions or disciplinary authority. He also failed to cooperate with the ODC’s investigation. In so doing, the respondent violated Rules 1.4(a), 1.4(b), 8.1(b), 8.1(c), and 8.4(a).

LADB Hearing Committees

  1. Ike Spears. Hearing Committee #8 recommended that the board publicly reprimand the respondent. The respondent engaged in an inappropriate verbal exchange in open court. His conduct violated Rules 3.5(d) and 8.4(d). For more information on this decision, click here: Reprimand Recommended for Lawyer Who Threated to “Punch the Sh*t” Out of Opposing Counsel.

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